Nothing beats riding a bike on a sunny day, and this popular cycling guidebook has been lovingly updated with more fun than ever. As with the first edition, author Bill Thorness includes interesting sights, delicious break stops, and other novelties along the routes to make your outings more than just a sum of the miles ridden. Says Thorness, "I've filled a lot of holes in regional cycling info, due to the expansion of the cycling trail network and addition of new bike facilities since the first edition. I'm excited about the result."
This guidebook is a complete backcountry resource for how to get to Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and travel through it via foot or kayak, for an intimate glimpse of the outstanding glaciers and wildlife. This book includes detailed information on hiking in this largely treeless area, best times to go, weather, bears, fishing, wilderness camping, and getting around. Route descriptions include (1) all areas reachable only by kayak, detailing both paddling routes and hikes; and (2) all areas accessible by foot from the visitor's lodge, by tour ships, or by float plane that offer more than a day's hiking.
Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail is an authoritative guide penned by Washington native Tami Asars, a professional instructor on how best to hike the trail and a third-generation hiker of the Cascade mountains who has been around the Wonderland seven times.
Observe seabirds nesting on Protection Island off the Olympic Peninsula, circumnavigate Shaw Island in the San Juans, or view intertidal life in Canada’s Gulf Islands. The intercostal waters of the Pacific Northwest offer some of the most stunning scenery and marine life available to paddlers. From the protected coves and estuaries of south Puget Sound to the swift currents of Deception Pass and the bustling harbor of Victoria, this completely updated and expanded third edition offers detailed paddling information for kayakers, canoeists, stand-up paddlers, and anyone with a small craft.
Author Greg Johnston has had a long and intimate relationship with this coast, and his voice is distinctive, passionate, often opinionated, and clearly knowledgeable. His authoritative guide provides detailed, fun, and family-friendly activities, as well as expansive information, history, and geology. (If Captain Cook passed by where you are, this guide will tell you _ and make the trip feel all the more satisfying.) In addition to numerous hiking options _ including some never-before-published trails _ Greg covers every state park along the coast, other public parks, campgrounds, fishing and clamming spots, paddling options, and the best beachcombing destinations.